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For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II


Science & Tech  (tags: history, humans, interesting, discovery )

Marty
- 592 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May, and the cold weather returns again during September, freezing the taiga into a still life awesome in its desolation: endless miles of straggly pine and birch forests scattered with sleeping



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Comments

Pat B. (354)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:01 am
Amazing.!! What a story of their survival, and desolate living.!! Thanks, Marty for this one.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:02 pm
How lucky these people are. They have not seen the horrors we all do on a daily basis. They don't know the evil mankind has infested our planet with. Electronics do not own them and all their food is organic!!!! If given the choice today to live there or stay here...well i gotta say i think i'd live there,even with that frigid weather,which perhaps is the only minor setback. Very cool story,thanks for posting it!!!!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:04 pm
One can't begin to comprehend the life of these people. I am completely amazed.
 

Jade N. (22)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:05 pm
How amazing!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:42 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Anne F. (17)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:41 pm
Makes me respect the technology that some people developed to survive in the taiga -- snares, tongs for using heated rocks in baskets of water
 

John B. (215)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:07 pm
Thanks Mart for posting the link to the article by Mike Dash. What an amazing but sad story. Read and noted.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:37 am
Thanks Marty.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:48 am
I have a feeling they were much luckier than we were, not being aware of all the terrible events going on in our crazy world all that time. Thanks Marty!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:34 am
Noted , Thanks .
 

Holly morris (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:52 am
Incredible, what a shame it ended so sadly
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:32 am
Noted, thanks.
 

John S. (303)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:16 am
Incredible story
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:00 pm
hmmm sounds like some of the politicians we have today..out of contact
 

Susan Allen (221)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:59 pm
Incredible and amazing story. Shared.
 

Sherri O. (257)
Monday February 4, 2013, 3:08 pm
Riveting story. I feel sorry for the lady left behind.
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:25 pm
Stop. There are still people living this way all over the world. It was only a few decades ago the last "Stone Age" Australian aborigines were found. Some continue in the old ways because they know no other, and some by choice. Thankfully I am not one of them
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:51 pm
Thanks Marty--this post illustrates just how well humans can survive.
 

june t. (65)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:18 pm
how sad and lonely!
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:22 am
very interesting but at same time avery sad story
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 7:31 am
Avery interesting story. It is hard to believe these people could survive so many years with so little. Thank you for the article.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:07 am
Wow.....
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:25 am
The lucky ones, not a worry in the world.
 
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